Complete Health Improvement Program

Discover a proven approach to reversing today’s leading causes of death and disability

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a research tested, intensive lifestyle medicine intervention solution designed to prevent, arrest and facilitate the reversal of many common chronic diseases. The National Cancer Institute certified CHIP as a 100% effective research-tested intervention program and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine uses CHIP in their residents training course and has said that a study of 5,070 North American CHIP participants “… yielded some of the most impressive recorded clinical changes ever in the literature”.

How does it work?

Founded in the United States in 1988, CHIP has driven positive health outcomes for over 80,000 participants and generated 35+ published scientific papers. CHIP is a community, medical and corporate-based intervention program that uses behavioural change principles in a group setting, education in an entertaining style and modern adult learning tools to help participants make fundamental lifestyle changes that are proven to lower key risk factors within 10 to 12 weeks.

What’s in the Program?

The Rise and Rise of Chronic Disease

Your CHIP journey begins with startling insights into our changing health care needs through history.

Lifestyle is the Best Medicine

Learn about a new paradigm in health care called Lifestyle Medicine where patients work in partnership with their health care professionals to take an active role in maintaining their health and, in some cases, even reversing disease.

The Common Denominator of Chronic Disease

Did you know that there are a few key physiological and metabolic processes that, if damaged or harmed can lead to not just one health issue, but a whole range of chronic diseases?

The Optimal Lifestyle

In this session participants learn about the key components of an optimal lifestyle and how to start putting them into action in their day to day lives.

Eat More, Weigh Less

Many weight loss diets promote restrictive eating and counting calories. Such plans can be difficult to follow and leave you feeling hungry, not a formula for long term success. In this session CHIP shows you the secrets of eating well and feeling satisfied.

Fibre, Your New Best Friend

Fibre is an amazing component of food and getting enough fibre is a key part of healthy eating. Learn how fibre is protective against a range of chronic diseases, how much you should be aiming for daily and where to find it.

Disarming Diabetes

In this session, participants learn about the history of research into type 2 diabetes and what modern science shows we can do ourselves to help avoid, as well as manage and reverse the symptoms of, this debilitating chronic disease.

The Heart of the Matter, Heart Health

In this session participants learn the keys to maintaining optimal circulation and how to take care for their heart, so it can take care of them.

Controlling Blood Pressure and Discovering Protein

A whole plant food diet is low in the things implicated in high blood pressure, which is great news. However, some people also worry that it is low in important nutrients, such as protein. In this session participants get to learn some surprising and reassuring facts about plant-based diets and protein.

Bone Health Essentials

In “Bone Health Essentials” Professor Esther Chang leads participants through the key building blocks of bone health showing how lifestyle plays a significant role in helping us to maintain strong, healthy bones.

Cancer Prevention

You might be surprised to learn that research into cancer prevention has shown there are some remarkably simple things we can do day to day that can reduce our risk of developing certain types of cancer.

Understanding Your Results and Taking Action

Following the return of the participants’ second blood results and health risk assessment Dr Andrea Avery guides participants through what any changes or lack of change may mean for them.

Become What You Believe and Your DNA Is Not Your Destiny

In this session Dr Darren Morton leads participants through the science behind behaviour change and the strong impact our beliefs can have on our behaviours. Dr John Kelly then goes on to explain cutting edge research showing how we have more influence over our genes.

Practicing Forgiveness

Did you know that your ability to move on from past hurts — to forgive — has been scientifically proven to have amazing benefits to not just our mental health but also our physical health?

Re-engineering Your Environment

Even the staunchest of wills can be tested by a negative environment. Here Dr Darren Morton shows us the secret to changing healthy behaviours into healthy habits and leads participants through a practical, hands-on session of how we can reengineer our everyday environments to promote healthy behaviours.

Stress-relieving Strategies

Stress relieving strategies are the secret weapon of any good CHIP participant, helping participants to work through the difficult times in a positive way and empowering them in all aspects of life.

Fix How You Feel

Dr Darren Morton shares his 5 tips for feeling fantastic showing us the science behind how and what we surround ourselves with, how we move and how we think can all have significant effects on whether or not we get the most out of life.

From Surviving to Thriving

In this session, participants are led through what it truly means to thrive and given some practical tools to help them get the most out of life by living an optimal lifestyle.

“As you begin to better understand the cause-and-effect relationship between your lifestyle choices and health (or disease), we hope you will no longer choose the “good life” and its dietary excesses, choosing instead the “best life” possible, with its elegant simplicity and your new-found zest for living. I always say that health may not be everything, but without health, everything is nothing!”

Dr. Hans Diehl

AUTHOR of Complete Health Improvement Program

Director of Lifestyle Medicine Institute of Loma Linda, California. His pioneering efforts with Nathan Pritikin and Dr. Denis Burkitt have shown conclusively that many of today's diseases are truly reversible through some simple lifestyle changes.